Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

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At Earthdance, we are in the midst of one of our biggest challenges to date. We are at a crossroad and must change our organizational structure to one that is more sustainable. Please help today by participating in securing Earthdance’s future. Find out more here

*New* We have received a matching donation of $20,000 and we need to raise this amount by December 15th to meet the match.

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our November 12th Phoneathon Fundraiser. In one night we made $10,000 towards this match! Check out our Facebook page for special video performance vignettes as our thanks for helping us reach our phoneathon goal

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P.S. Check out this short video. Roberta Wilmore, Earthdance's Residential Life Coordinator, shares what makes Earthdance special for her. What does Earthdance mean to you?

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with Tim O'Donnell & Carly Czach

November 22-25, 2018

A weekend of dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring that allows us to risk the unknown more fully. Morning classes inspire focused afternoon jamming and evening Jams open to all.

Bring a friend and you both get $10 off!

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Facilitated by Timo Wagner and Lindsay Forsythe

Join us for our biggest Contact Improvisation Jam of the year! As winter swirls outside, we co-create five days of magic, warmth, and dancing celebration together. Workshops, performances, bonfires, and non-stop jamming ring in the New Year. 

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Application deadline extended to December 16th!

E|MERGE is a two-week (April 9-20, 2019) annual creative residency that provides a fertile space for the interchange of ideas, artistic innovation, and discovery of new models of creation that extend far beyond the residency itself.

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Application now open!

A weeklong workshop with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson

Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? 

 

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

November 22, 2018 - 4:30pm to November 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
A weekend of dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring that allows us to risk the unknown more fully. Morning classes inspire focused afternoon jamming and evening Jams open to all.
January 18, 2019 - 5:00pm to January 21, 2019 - 3:00pm
(MLK Jr. Weekend)“First there was nothing. Then there was everything. We can travel everywhere just by holding still.” -- Richard Powers  Authentic Movement is simple in form and clear in structure. There are movers, there are witnesses. The movers are invited to move with eyes...
May 16, 2019 - 5:00pm to May 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation. The Queer CI Lab and Jam aims to bring queer experience, thought, and politics into the practice of CI through movement, dialogue, workshops, & jamming.For anyone who self-identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Asexual,...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

December 2, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $10 - $15(No one turned away for lack of funds) Post-Jam Overnight Special: $30 | includes self-serve dinner...
December 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to January 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
Join us for our biggest Contact Improvisation Jam of the year! As winter swirls outside, we co-create five days of magic, warmth, and dancing celebration together. Workshops, performances, bonfires, and non-stop jamming ring in the New Year. 
March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to March 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Come move with friends new and old in the embrace of Spring’s awakening! We melt away the layers of winter, find our flow, and re-energize in the dance of Contact Improvisation. Open to all ages, backgrounds, levels, and styles of dancing. More information and registration coming soon!...